VICE-CHAIRMAN, SINCERE WATCH LIMITED
“I came from a financial services background, doing corporate advising and fundraising exercises for listed companies for our family business in Hong Kong, Kingston Financial Group. Our acquisition of Sincere Watch in 2012 was pretty straightforward – we saw the company’s potential on a global scale, put in a bid, it was the highest and that was it.
“Admittedly, the luxury-watch retail market has been lukewarm of late. I see it as a great time for the company to learn. When the market is booming, everybody’s a genius. But tough conditions will see us playing to our strengths – our ability to pick the right brands and connect with customers.
“For the short term, we have to stay aggressive on the retail front. In the longer term, we intend to be more involved in brand-building.
“Sincere has a long history in this aspect – we were among the first to carry brands like Franck Muller and Greubel Forsey. We want to continue to buck the trend and be at the forefront of introducing great new brands to our customers.”